After the Winter Holidays, I needed a quick project for a new yarn I got from my friends at Katia 

Nuage Sweater was perfect, but I already made two of them so I thought that it will be better if I will make a cardigan.

So cardigan it was. I followed the same pattern as for the sweater, only that on the wrong side rows I needed to work back post double crochet stitches.

I didn’t think at first, to write a separate pattern for the cardigan version, but because so many of you requested it, here I am sharing with you how I made the Nuage Cardigan

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MATERIALS

β€’ Yarn: Yarn: aran (heavy worsted) yarn weight (Size 4)

β€’ Crochet Hook:
o 10 mm crochet hook
o 6 mm crochet hook (for the bottom, neckline and sleeves edging)
β€’ yarn needle for weave in ends
β€’ Stitch markers
β€’ Scissors

NOTES ABOUT DESIGN

The cardigan is worked flat, except the sleeves that are worked in the round. Along the yoke section, there are several increases accordingly with the needed yoke depth, bust, and sleeves circumference.

The yoke is then divided into sleeves and body. The 3 parts are then worked individually until completing the desired length.

To finish the cardigan work an edge around the neckline, front panels, and bottom hem using single crochet stitches.

 


MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES

The Nuage Cardigan Pattern is available in 8 sizes, from Small up to 5X Large.
The model is 168 cm tall and wears size Small.

Neckline a: 21 cm (23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 26, 25 )
Yoke depth b: 20 cm (21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29)
Bust width c: 54 cm (59, 64, 69, 74, 78, 83, 89)
Sleeve circ. d: 31 cm (33, 35, 40, 44, 46, 51, 55)
Sleeve Length e: 34 cm (34, 36, 36, 37, 37, 38, 38)
Length f: 43 cm (43, 45, 47, 49, 52, 53, 54)

How much yarn do you need?

 

I used Boomer by Katia Yarns. Each ball has 200 grams and approximately 320 meters.
For each size you will need:
960 m (1050, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1680, 1820, 1990) meters or
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls of Boomer by Katia.

 

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ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)
R – rows
** – repeated section.

TENSION

Using a 10 mm crochet hook in front post double crochet
9.5 sts = 10 cm
7 rows = 10cm

 


STITCH PATTERN AND TECHNIQUES

The main stitch pattern for the Nuage Sweater is Front Post Double Crochet.
Front Post Double crochet (FPdc): yarn over and insert the hook into the space between the previous and next stitch, from front to back, and go around the next stitch. Yarn over and pull out a loop. Yarn over and pass it through the first two loops on your hook, yarn over and pass it through the last two loops on your hook.

Back Post Double crochet (FPdc): yarn over and insert the hook into the space between the previous and next stitch, from back to front and go around the next stitch. Yarn over and pull out a loop. Yarn over and pass it through the first two loops on your hook, yarn over and pass it through the last two loops on your hook.

When making an increase, work 2 front/back post double crochet around the same stitch.

PATTERN NOTES

Work the piece flat, turn after each row
Work the sleeves in the round only on the right side and only in Front Post Double Crochet
To make an invisible join in the round, start the round without a starting chain, simply work the first front post double crochet.
To close the round, pull out the hook from the working loop; insert the hook from back to front, into the first front post double crochet; take the working loop and pass it through the first front post double crochet.
Work 3ch at the beginning of each row. 3ch counts as first st.
At the end of this document, you will find the charts for the YOKE section for all sizes
The chart represents one repeated section; repeat this section as many times as indicated in the chart
follow the chart from right to left for the right side rows and from left to right for the wrong side rows

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INSTRUCTIONS

The pattern for the yoke is written for sizes S, M, and L and separately for sizes XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL.
Numbers for sizes M, L, and then 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL are written between brackets; if not the pattern applies for all sizes.

YOKE
Sizes S, M, and L
Start: Ch 40 (44, 44) sts;
R1: 3ch, 1dc in each st until the end of the round.
R2: *1FPdc in next 3 sts, 2FPdc in the next st. *rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
total: 50 (55, 55) sts
R3: 1BPdc in each stitch until the end of the row.
total: 50 (55, 55) sts
R4:2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 4sts.
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 60 (66, 66) sts

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R5:2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 5sts, *rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 70 (77, 77) sts
R6: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 6sts
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 80 (88, 88) sts
R7: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 7sts, .
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 90 (99, 99) sts
R8:2FPdc in the next st, 1FPdc in next 8sts.
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total:100 (110, 110)
R9:1 BPdc in each st until the end of the round.
Total:100 (110, 110)
R10: 1FPdc in next 9sts, 2FPdc in next st.
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 110 (121, 121)
R11: 1BPdc in each st until the end of the round.
Total: 110 (121, 121)
R12: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 10sts.
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 120 (132, 132) sts
R13: 2BPdc in next st, 1Bpdc in next 11sts, .
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 130 (143, 143)
R14: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 12sts
*rep. 10 (11, 11) times.
Total: 140 (154, 154)

For size Small, the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

R15: Size M only: 1BPdc in each st until the end of the row.
Total: 154sts

For size Medium the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

R15 Size L: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 13sts
Rep. 11 times
Total: 165sts
R16 Size L: 1FPdc in each st until the end of the round.
Total: 165sts

For size Large, the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

 


YOKE
SIZES XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL

Start: Ch 48 (48, 50, 50, 50)
R1: 2ch, 1dc in each st until the end of the round.
R2: 1FPdc in next 5 (5, 4, 4, 4) sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 (8, 10, 10, 10) times
Total: 56 (56, 60, 60, 60) sts
R3:1BPdc in next 6 (6, 5, 5, 5) sts
2BPdc in next st, Rep. 8 (8, 10, 10, 10) times
Total: 64 (64, 70, 70, 70) sts
R4: 1FPdc in next 7 (7, 6, 6, 6) sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 (8, 10, 10, 10) times
Total: 72 (72, 80, 80, 80) sts
R5:1BPdc in next 8 (8, 7,7,7) sts, 2BPdc in next st,
Total: 80 (80, 90, 90, 90) sts
R6: 1FPdc in next 9 (9, 8, 8, 8) sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 (8, 10, 10, 10) times
Total: 88 (88, 100, 100, 100) sts
R7 Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 10sts, 2BPdc in next st,
Rep. 8 times
Total: 96 (96) sts
R7 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 1BPdc in each st until the end of the round.
Total: 100 (100, 100)
R8:Sizes XL, XXL: 1FPdc in next 11sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 104 (104)sts
R8 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1 FPdc in next 9 sts.
Rep. 10 times
Total: 110 (110, 110) sts
R9 Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 12 sts, 2BPdc in next st, .
Rep. 8 times
Total: 112 (112) sts
R9 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1 BPdc in next 10sts, Rep. 10 times
Total: 120 (120, 120) sts
R10 Size XL, XXL:1FPdc in next 13sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 120 (120)

R10 Size XL, XXL:1FPdc in next 13sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 120 (120)
R10 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 11sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 130 (130, 130)
R11 Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 14sts, 2BPdc in next st, 1.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 128 (128) sts
R11 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 12sts, .
Rep. 10 times
Total: 140 (140, 140)
R12 Sizes XL, XXL: 1FPdc in next 15sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 136 (136)
R12 Sizes 3XL, 4XL and 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 13sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 150 (150, 150)
R13 Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 16sts
2BPdc in next st, Rep. 8 times
Total: 144 (144)
R13 Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1BPdc in each st until the end of the round
Total: 150 sts
R13 Size 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 14sts, Rep. 10 times
Total: 160 sts
R14 sizes XL, XXL: 1Fpdc in next 17sts, 2FPdc in next st
Rep. 8 times
Total: 152 (152) sts
R14: Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1FPdc in next 14sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 10 times
Total: 160 sts
R14 Size 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 15sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 170 sts
R15:Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 18sts, 2BPdc in next st, Rep. 8 times
Total: 160 (160) sts

R15 Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1BPdc in next 15sts, 2BPdc in next st
Rep. 10 times
Total: 170 sts
R15 Size 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 16sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 180 sts
R16 Sizes XL, XXL: 1FPdc in next 19sts
2FPdc in next st
Rep. 8 times
Total: 160 (168) sts
R16 Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1FPdc in next 16sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 10 times.
Total: 180
R16 Size 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 17 sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 190 sts
R17 Sizes XL, XXL: 1BPdc in next 20sts,
2BPdc in next st, Rep. 8 times
Total: 176 sts

For size X Large the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

R17 Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1BPdc in next 17 sts, 2BPdc in next st,
Rep. 10 times
Total: 190 sts
R17 Size 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1BPdc in next 18sts, Rep. 10 times
Total: 200 sts
R18 Size XXL: 1FPdc in next 21 sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 8 times
Total: 184 sts

For size XXL the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

R18 Sizes 3XL, 4XL: 1FPdc in next 18 sts, 2FPdc in next st.
Rep. 10 times
Total: 200 sts

For size 3XL the YOKE is done. Move to the BODY section

R18 Size 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 19sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 210 sts
R19 Size 4XL: 1BPdc in next 19 sts, 2BPdc in next st, Rep. 10 times
Total: 210 sts
R19 Size 5XL: 2BPdc in next st, 1Bpdc in next 20 sts, Rep 10 times
Total: 220 sts
R20 Size 4XL: 1FPdc in each st until the end of the round
Total: 210 sts
R20 Size 5XL: 2FPdc in next st, 1FPdc in next 21 sts
Rep. 10 times
Total: 230 sts.

Now the YOKE is done for sizes 4XL and 5XL. Move to the BODY section.

BODY

Before moving into the BODY section, let’s summarize the number of stitches for the YOKE

S – 140 sts
M – 154 sts
L – 165 sts
XL – 176 sts
XXL – 184 sts
3XL – 200 sts
4XL – 210 sts
5XL – 230 sts

For the next step use st markers to mark the sleeves and body sts.

S – 48 sts for Back, 23 sts for each front panel, 23 sts for each sleeve
M – 52 sts for Back, 27 sts for front panels, 25 sts for sleeves
L – 57 sts Back, 28 sts for front panels, and 26 sts sleeves
XL – 60 sts for Back, 29 sts for front panels, 29 sts for sleeves

XXL – 62 sts for Back, 30 sts for front panels, 31 sts for sleeves
3XL – 66 sts for Back, 33 sts fo front panels, 34 sts for sleeves
4XL – 70 sts for Back, 35 sts fo front panels, 35 sts for sleeves
5XL – 76 sts for Back, 37 sts for front panels, 40 sts for sleeves

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R1:SEPARATING ROW:
For sizes Medium and X Large the separating row will be on the right side. For the other sizes on the wrong side.
st = FPdc or BPdc

1st in next 23 (27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37) sts, ch 4 (4, 4, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, skip next 23 (25, 26, 29, 31, 34, 35, 40) sts, 1st in next 48 (52, 57, 60, 62, 66, 70, 76) sts, ch 4 (4, 4, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, skip next 23 (25, 26, 29, 31, 34, 35, 40) sts, 1st in next 23 (27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37) sts
R2: 1FPdc/1BPdc in each st, except the armpit sts, 1dc into the armpit sts.
R3: 1FPdc/1BPdc in each stitch until the end of the row.
Rep. working 1row in FPdc (right side) 1 row in BPdc (wrong side) until you have 20 rows for the body or until you reach the desired length.

SLEEVES
Rejoin yarn at the armpit.
To avoid holes between armpit sts and sleeve sts, work 2FPdc together.
R1: 1Fpdc in each st around.
Repeat R1 until you have in total 23 rounds or until you reach the desired length.
Next row: Change the hook to a 6.mm size
1ch, 1sc in each st around
Last row: 1ch, 1slip stitch into each st around.
Fasten off.

EDGING
Using the same 10 mm crochet hook, start into the middle st at the neck.
Work in the round.
When working into the edge of the front panels, work 2sc into 1 side row, 3sc into the next. Or adjust the number of sts according to your tension
Into the corners work 3sts (top and bottom front panels)
R1: 1sc in each st around (considering the notes above for corners and front panels side edge). SS into the first sc
R2: rep R1.
R3: switch to a 6mm crochet hook and rep. R1

After working the first round into the side rows of the front panels, will leave holes, between the edge. You can hide those holes by working surface slip sts.

TO FINISH
Weave in all looser ends and block to measurements.

I hope you will like this cardigan as much as I do!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Why is the printing so small?? I would love to make this sweater but can’t read it!

    • Bykaterina

      Hi! I don’t know what printing do you mean? The PDf shouldn’t have the font that small! Please send me an e-mail at contact@by-katerina.com with a screenshot of your printing to see what is wrong.